Priyanka Chopra Jonas is believed to have broken COVID-19 norms in London on Wednesday when she was visiting a salon with her mother Madhu Chopra and pet Diana. However, a statement from the team of actors suggests that she had permission to move out to work.
Chopra, who is currently in the UK filming her next film, Text For You, had gone to the salon when she was “exempted by law”.
Metro.co.uk quoted its spokeswoman as saying, “The salon has been privately opened for production and all parties have been tested and followed both DCMS work guidelines and film production regulations. As I am sure you know, film and television production in the UK is allowed to continue and filming and recording can continue at the locations, which will be done in accordance with government guidelines. The exemption papers, which legally allowed her to be there, were given to the police and they left satisfied. “
The police were made aware of this when Priyanka Chopra visited the salon. Celebrity stylist Josh Wood, who was also in the salon, was verbally warned of any lockdown violation. But no punishment was imposed on him.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman told Metro.co.uk: “The police were alerted at around 5:40 pm on Wednesday January 6th to report a Covid breach at a barber shop in Lansdowne Mews, Notting Hill . Officials present and the owner of the salon were verbally reminded of the important need to comply with all regulations regarding Covid-19 and were advised of other sources of advice. No fixed criminal charges were issued. “
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new national lockdown on Monday to slow the surge in COVID-19 cases. The latest national lockdown rules include the closure of schools, colleges, spas and salons.